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Apr 17, 2021

The Creative Process

To be creative, you have to create.

You don't become creative passively. You must create consistently.

That's why not everyone is considered creative. Consistency is hard. Creating consistently is really hard. Not everyone can do it.

For most, creativity is a practice that must be developed and strengthened.

For others, creativity comes naturally – it's instinctive, but also a necessity. They have to create. It's a process that brings balance. In some cases, it's the only thing that brings balance. 

That's why some of the best creative work often feels inevitable. Like, thank God that person was able to find that outlet. The work was a necessity for a creator.

Creative work requires patience and an understanding that it's all part of a process. An acknowledgment that the work is part of you and you are part of the process.

Balance exists in the act of creating – not resisting it or trying to change it. But simply acknowledging it.

But perspective is never easy. The creative path is not linear. It meanders and it's easy to lose perspective. Self-doubt can cloud your vision. You'll want things to happen fast. But it never does. It all happens over time. Little by little. As you practice patience and recognize the process, the work will tell you what it wants to be. There is a trust to it all. 

At some point, you realize that the value of the creative work is not the final product. But the self-discovery made along the way.